Gods and Monsters is the 2nd episode of Season 14. It aired on October 18, 2018.
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DO NOT CHANGE!
Sam finds a clue to Dean's whereabouts, so he, Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) set out to investigate. Castiel imparts some sage advice on Jack, who, still desperate to belong, seeks out a familial connection.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Alternate Michael
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- Mark Pellegrino as Nick
- Alexander Calvert as Jack Kline
Special Guest Stars
- Meganne Young as Lydia Crawford
- Michael Bean as Arty Nielson
- Fred Keating as Jack Kline
- Andrea Drepaul as Melanie
- Ben Wilkinson as Philippe
- Chilton Crane as Mrs. Kline
- Hamza Fouad as Neighbor Man
- Patricia Drake as Coroner
Featured Supernatural Beings
- Angel (Anael, mentioned only)
- Archangel (Alternate Michael; Lucifer, mentioned/flashbacks; Gabriel, flashback)
- Deities (Mercury, flashback)
- Nephilim (Jack Kline)
- Primordial Entity (God, mentioned only)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Vampires (Lydia Crawford)
- Werewolves (Melanie, Philippe, Church Attackers)
- Dean Winchester previously appeared in Let the Good Times Roll.
- A werewolf was previously featured in Let the Good Times Roll.
- Sarah and Teddy were mentioned. They previously appeared in Sympathy for the Devil.
- The episode was watched by 1.53 million viewers and got a 0.5 rating.
- The title of the episode could be a reference to the 1998 British-American drama film with the same name.
- This is the sixth episode that Richard Speight Jr. directed. As of this episode, he has surpassed Jensen Ackles and is now the cast member to direct more than five episodes.
- The Vampire Diaries, a fellow The CW show, also had an episode with the same name as the season finale of its seventh season.
- Lydia Crawford mentions that they are feeding on animal blood. This could also be a reference to how Stefan Salvatore used to live.
- Kelly Kline's parents make their first appearances in this episode. They are shown to know that Kelly was pregnant and were told that she was going on a trip when she went on the run after getting pregnant with Jack.
- It is revealed in this episode that Kelly Kline named Jack, her son, after her father.
- Alternate Michael leaves Dean Winchester's body in this episode for an unknown reason.
- This is the first episode where Jack calls Castiel "Cass".
- Michael's plan is revealed to be to create an army of monsters enhanced with angel grace to destroy the human race. His enhanced werewolves were immune to silver, but not to decapitation.
- Castiel reveals to Nick that what happened to his vessel Jimmy Novak and Jimmy's family is the greatest regret of his long life.
- Though not outright stated, Nick presumably learned that Arty Nielson was his wife and son's killer and took revenge upon him for it given that Nick killed Arty in the same way that his family was murdered.
- Nick's flashbacks include Lucifer killing Mercury and supposedly Gabriel during Season 5's Hammer of the Gods and the psychological torture he went through at the hands of Lucifer in Sympathy for the Devil to get Nick to say "yes."
- When angry at Castiel, Nick snaps his fingers at him in the same way Lucifer used Molecular Combustion to kill his enemies or those who angered him. After looking into Nick's mind, Castiel states that while Lucifer is gone, he may have done more damage to Nick's psyche than they had realized.
- Michael states that he considers angels and demons to no longer be a factor in the Main Universe, presumably due to the lack of angels currently and the demons' lack of a leader.
- Michael's smiting of Lydia Crawford is similar to how Asmodeus smote several demons in Season 13's The Rising Son.
- The way that Sam, Mary and Bobby investigate a mysterious death only to learn that it's a vampire is similar to Season 2's Bloodlust where the Winchesters investigate a decapitation only to learn that its a dead vampire.
- Bobby mentions that he has been fighting the Apocalypse in his world for fifteen years, suggesting that the preparations for the Apocalypse began around 2003 in Apocalypse World. In Season 13's Unfinished Business, it was mentioned that the Apocalypse began around 2010 as in the Main Universe.
- It is unclear how Michael got the grace for his experiments. He possibly used his since there are almost no angels left in the Main Universe.
- The teeth of the werewolves in this episode, even the ones not enhanced by angel grace, appear to have a different appearance than previously seen werewolf teeth.
- Dean's manifestation in a mirror is similar to Sam's possession by Lucifer in Swan Song.